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Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition is a completely revised and updated edition of the venerable classic textbook. Expanding and updating key data, the new edition of this text will provide students, wood scientists, and wood product professionals with a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and the relationship of these characteristics to its use as an industrial raw material. With updated research findings and expanded discussions of key areas in wood science that reflect the changing face of the forest products industry, Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition will continue to be an indispensable text for students and professionals in the field.
Chapter 2. Macroscopic Character of Wood.
Chapter 3. Composition and Structure of Wood Cells.
Chapter 4. Softwood Structure.
Chapter 5. Hardwood Structure.
Chapter 6. Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branches and Roots.
Chapter 7. Bark.
Chapter 8. Wood and Water.
Chapter 9. Density and Specific Gravity.
Chapter 10. Strength and Mechanics.
Chapter 11. Wood Durability and Protection.
Chapter 12. Silvicultural Practices and Wood Quality.
Chapter 13. Lumber.
Chapter 14. Structural Panels.
Chapter 15. Nonstructural Panels.
Chapter 16. Composite Lumber Products.
Chapter 17. Pulp and Paper.
Chapter 18. Energy and Chemical Products.
Chapter 19. Wood in the Global Raw Materials Picture.